This 1972 Plymouth Road Runner isn’t what it seems.
Why? Because it’s actually a Plymouth Satellite.
No, seriously – take a closer look.
Plymouth was a brand name of the Chrysler Corporation that was withdrawn from the marketplace in 2001.
However, that doesn’t stop amazing Plymouth concept cars cropping up from time to time.
And it has a number of celebrity fans including Joe Rogan.
Initially introduced in 1965, the fairly limited run of the Plymouth Satellite stayed on the motorcar market until 1974.
Within the Satellite’s decade-long run, Plymouth released three generations – similar to Tesla and other popular cars.
But it was the third gen of the Satellite that saw the most change since its 1965 debut.
Dropping in 1971, its aesthetics aligned with Chrysler C-body models.
Gen three was available as a two-door coupe and hardtop, as well as a four-door sedan and station wagon.
The average cost of a Plymouth Satellite today is $39,813.
However, this Satellite doesn’t look like a Satellite.
That’s because it’s actually undergone a quasi restomod as a tribute to the Road Runner.
The average price of a Road Runner is $69,174.
That means it’s an upgrade in more ways than one.
Its extensive rebuild is very convincing and confused a lot of car enthusiasts when it cropped up on eBay.
It appeared and was sold in May last year.
According to seller fla_girl (whose account has since been deleted), the paintwork is pretty solid.
In fact, it only has two dents that need fixing.
Meanwhile, the meticulously cared-for interior is stunning and still features its original seats.
However, the Road Runner doppelgänger also comes with some custom upgrades.
These cover air shocks, Vintage American Racing wheels, plus an aluminum radiator for the cooling system.
Under the hood is a 340 V8 engine.
This is paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission – and, according to the listing, it was both starting and running flawlessly.
As bidding reached $25,500 – it’s clear eBay buyers were impressed by its quality.
However, it’s unclear whether the Satellite tribute to the Road Runner ever found a new home.